An 80's sitcom that was a lot better then it ever deserved to be. It was a vehicle for Will Smith, in his pre-ID4 and Men in Black, but post Parents Just Don't Understand days. The basic premise was that Will was a troubled teen from West Philadelphia who, after a fight, was sent by his mother sent to live in Bel-Air with his rich uncle and aunt. He moves in with his three cousins and, as with all sitcoms wacky hijinks follow.

Over the run of the show, a new younger brother was added, the woman playing Will's aunt was replaced, and Will and his cousin Carlton went to college. The show ended with Will moving to New York with real life girlfriend Jada Pinkett Smith and his family selling their Bel-Air mansion.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air lasted from 1990-1996, a lot longer then anyone expected it to. It's theme song is one of the most famous of the 90's. The cast consisted of:
Will Smith .... Will Smith
James Avery .... Philip Banks
Alfonso Ribeiro .... Carlton Banks
Karyn Parsons .... Hilary Violet Banks
Tatyana Ali .... Ashley Banks
Joseph Marcell .... Geoffrey, the butler
Janet Hubert-Whitten .... Vivian Banks (1990 - 1993)
Daphne Reid .... Vivian Banks (1993-1996)

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